Pomona High School (Arvada, Colorado)

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Pomona High School
Location
8101 West Pomona Drive,
Arvada CO 80005

United States
Information
Type Public secondary school
Motto Spirit, Tradition, Pride, Excellence
School district Jefferson County School District R-1
Principal Andy Geise
Staff 25[1]
Faculty 86[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1750[2]
Color(s)             
Silver, black, and scarlet
Athletics 5A
Athletics conference Jefferson County
Mascot Panthers
Rivals Arvada West High School, Ralston Valley High School
Newspaper Pantera
Feeder schools Moore Middle School
Information 303-982-0710
Website

Pomona High School is a public secondary school operated by Jefferson County School District R-1 in Arvada, Colorado, United States.

History[edit]

Pomona High School was built in 1973. Located in Arvada, and a part of the Jefferson County Public School district, the school has also been said to be named for the area which was once named the Pomona Ranch. The original farm house for the Pomona Ranch was located at the current spot of McDonald's at the corner of 80th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard

The building went through a reconstruction, adding a two-story section in 1994 and 1995, which currently houses the Social Studies and World Language departments. At present, the only part of the school that has remained in the same spot is the gym, although the floor and bleachers were redone in 2008.

In the 2009–10 academic year the football team took second place in the 5A state championship game, losing to Mullen High School. The team finished the season with a 12–2 record.

In 2010, the Catwalk Theatre Company's production of The Servant of Two Masters was presented at the 46th Annual Colorado State Thespian Conference.

Students[edit]

Demographics (2004–05):[3]

  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Black: 1%
  • Native American: 1%

Student activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

State championships:[4]

  • Baseball: 2003 (5A)
  • Golf: Jakob Green, 1985
  • Wrestling: 2000 (5A), 2001 (5A), 2013 (5A), 2016 (5A)
  • Football: 1988
  • Girls' gymnastics: 2015 (5A), 2016 (5A)
  • Boys' track: 2016 (5A)

Varsity sports:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Softball (for women only)
  • Gymnastics (for women only)
  • Volleyball (for women only)

Arts[edit]

The Pomona Band offers three concert bands, marching band, two jazz ensembles, winter guard, winter percussion ensemble and orchestra. The marching band has won 11 marching band state championships in class 5A from 1994 through 2005, appeared in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1996 and 2005, and placed 5th in the 1996 BOA National Championships. The band also placed 14th in the 2003 BOA National Championships.

The Pomona Winter Guard and Percussion Ensemble were the 2004 Winter Guard International World Finalist. The Winter Guard took first place at the 1994 and 1999 WGI national competitions. The Winter Percussion ensemble took third place at the 1999 WGI competition in Open Class and second place in the 2000 Open Class Competition. The Pomona Symphonic Band was a 2000, 2003 and 2006 Colorado Music Educator's Association (CMEA) Honor Band.[citation needed]

In the 2005 school year, the Pomona Arts and Humanities program was created. The audition-based program is home to close to 300 students. Achievement levels in PAH based on standardized testing, including the CSAP and ACT tests, are consistently the highest in the school, and among the top in the district. In 2010, PAH was the only subset of tested students in the school to meet all of the college ready benchmarks set by the ACT.[citation needed]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

  • Analecta (annual student arts magazine)
  • Art Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Concert and Chamber String Orchestras
  • Cultural Diversity
  • DECA
  • FBLA
  • FCCLA
  • Forensics and Debate
  • Gay–Straight Alliance
  • Help Club (community service)
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Outdoor Lab leaders
  • Pantera (yearbook)
  • Perspective (newspaper)
  • Pomona Leadership
  • Poms
  • Student Council
  • Technology Student Association
  • Theatre
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pomona High School School Accountability Report 2004-2005 School Year. Colorado Department of Education.
  2. ^ Pomona High School - Profile. Colorado High School Activities Association.
  3. ^ Pomona High School - Students. GreatSchools.net, data from Colorado Department of Education.
  4. ^ State Team Champions. Colorado High School Activities Association.
  5. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/watch/fox-football-daily/cast/joel-klatt
  6. ^ http://altitude.tv/bio/default.aspx?ID=flxLzXy20LE=

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°50′58.12″N 105°5′18.13″W / 39.8494778°N 105.0883694°W / 39.8494778; -105.0883694